On Friday, June 6th Turtle Beach announced an Elite membership program, to coincide with a new line of Elite headsets. The headsets are to be officially unveiled during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) taking place from June 10th – 12th in Los Angeles. The Elite headsets have advanced features for professional and competitive gamers. Today, details of the new headsets and the Elite membership program have started to emerge. More info can be found after the break.
Regarding the Elite Membership program:
The purchase of any Elite gaming headset includes the opportunity to enroll in the Turtle Beach Elite Membership Program. Member benefits include discounts on Turtle Beach products and partner products and services, two-year extended product warranty, early access to news and product information, concierge service and a range of unique, member-only opportunities at Major League Gaming (MLG) tournaments and other industry events. The Turtle Beach Elite Program is only available to participants who reside in markets where Turtle Beach Elite products are sold. Additionally, specific program benefits vary by market and will also be subject to local restrictions.
“The Turtle Beach Elite Membership Program is an exclusive offering for tournament professionals and competitive gamers,” said Bob Picunko, Chief Marketing Officer at Turtle Beach Corporation. “The Elite program will offer a range of benefits and access to unique gaming-related opportunities.”
This new Elite membership program seems to be geared more towards professional gamers, though there are some benefits for competitive or even less serious gamers too.
Several of the standout headsets announced include:
The Ear Force Stealth 500X – for Xbox One:
The Ear Force Stealth 500X is a fully wireless surround sound headset for the Xbox One console. The Stealth 500X delivers digital audio from the Xbox One’s optical connection, and separate wireless channels for chat and game audio. Utilizing immersive DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound and a completely reimagined preset system, players can use surround sound modes that are finely tuned for different types of games, movies and music. For example, the game surround sound mode offers presets that have been acoustically tuned for first person shooter, racing, and sports games. The built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 15 hours of playing time, and new high-performance WiFi ensures an interference-free wireless experience. Swap out the removable microphone for the included mobile cable and use the Stealth 500X on the road as wired headset. Available in the Fall of 2014, the Stealth 500X has a U.S. MSRP of $229.95.
And the Turtle Beach Elite 800 for Playstation 4
The all new Turtle Beach Elite 800 is the most technologically-advanced wireless gaming headset ever made, setting a new standard for wireless gaming audio. Compatible with the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3, the Elite 800 utilizes DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound and active noise cancellation to create an incredible, immersive audio experience. Both are firsts for console gaming headsets. A completely reimagined preset system allows surround sound modes to be finely tuned for different types of games, movies and music. Presets can be customized and managed using a new mobile app. Dual invisible microphones provide high-quality chat audio and a clean, boom-free look. Rocker plate controls makes using features easy and keeps the Elite 800 looking sharp. Customize the look of the Elite 800 with a wide range of snap-on speaker plates available at TurtleBeach.com. A low profile magnetic charging stand keeps the Elite 800 charged without cables and the rechargeable battery provides up to 15 hours of playing time. High-performance WiFi ensures an interference-free wireless experience, and Bluetooth connects to mobile devices for phone calls, music and more. Available in the Fall of 2014, the Elite 800 has a U.S. MSRP of $299.95.
More info on the newly announced headsets can be found at the source link below.
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Source: Turtle Beach via PR Newswire